My dog is itching but does not have fleas. What should I give her?


I am sure my dog does not have fleas but he is constantly itching at his hindquarters. I assume it's dry skin, what can I give my bloodhound puppy?


It is possible that the constant heat in the home could be drying out your dog’s skin and contributing to the problem. There could also be active secondary infections with bacteria and/or yeast on the skin if your dog is food allergic or environmentally allergic. Some simple diagnostics such as a skin scrape and skin surface cytology and a complete dermatology exam would be a good place to start to evaluate this problem.